Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.
Saint Peter Nolasco.
Feast Day 28 January.
Traditional image of Saint Peter Nolasco,
as found in The Generalate of The Mercedarian Order,
as well as on their Web-Site: orderofmercy.org
Author: Unknown Friar.
Jesus has manifested His Divinity by healing both Souls and bodies. Saint Peter Nolasco, impelled by this example of Divine Charity, and by a Heavenly inspiration (Collect) of which Saint Raymund of Pennafort was the instrument, spent all the money he possessed (Gospel) in delivering Christians from the captivity in which their bodies languished among the infidels and their Souls were exposed to great dangers.
The Order of Our Lady of Ransom, Founded with this object, shows how The Kingship of Jesus extends to both the natural and supernatural Worlds. By a special Vow, The Religious bound themselves to become prisoners of the pagans, if necessary for the deliverance of their brethren in Christ (Epistle).
He died in 1256 and was buried with his cuirass and sword.
Secret: From The Mass Os justi.
Postcommunion: From The Mass Os justi.
Commemoration: Of Saint Agnes.